On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en North Pole of Saturn's Moon Enceladus Seen In Fresh Detail http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail <div class="node-body blog-body">Scientists expected the north polar region of Enceladus to be heavily cratered, based on low-resolution images from the Voyager mission, but the new high-resolution Cassini images show a landscape of stark contrasts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail#comments Blog Space On Space Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:14:00 +0000 1366491 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Offers Its Patents To Start-ups http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA is offering commercial startups initial no fee access to hundreds of its patented technologies as a means of creating greater access to new U. S. developed products and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups#comments Blog Space On Space Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:06:00 +0000 1363801 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress International Space Station Cargo Delivery a Success http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success <div class="node-body blog-body">"A flawless six hour journey for the Progress 61 vehicle, every step of the way," said Rob Navias, NASA public affairs officer, from the agency's Mission Control, where Thursday's Russian Progress launch and docking were monitored. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success#comments Space On Space Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:55:00 +0000 1361631 at http://aviationweek.com The Martian's NASA Landing Successful http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful <div class="node-body blog-body">"We never forget how serious the physics is," Rex Walheim, who leads the exploration branch of NASA's astronaut office, told his Hollywood guests. "We've lost friends in the business." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful#comments Space On Space Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:08:00 +0000 1356941 at http://aviationweek.com Soyuz Landing Returns Russian Record Setter http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter <div class="node-body blog-body">"That's it guys," Soyuz commander Gennady Padalka told crewmates moments before touchdown. "You can relax now." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter#comments Space On Space Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:46:00 +0000 1354151 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Reveals Mysterious Bright Spots On Planet Ceres  http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres <div class="node-body blog-body">New imagery from NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft reveals the ever increasing mystique of the dwarf planet Ceres and its gleaming white spots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:03:00 +0000 1353321 at http://aviationweek.com Strange Crater Shape Leads to Enormous Mars Underground Ice Discovery http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery <div class="node-body blog-body">"Craters should be bowl shaped, but this one had terraces," said Ali Bramson, University of Arizona graduate student researcher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery#comments Space On Space Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0000 1350241 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Terraced craters on the lava plains of&nbsp;Mars&#39; Arcadia Planitia top large ice deposit. AGU Photo.</p> U. S. Astronauts Ready To Taste Space Greenhouse Lettuce http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA specialists recently signaled the all clear for nibbling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce#comments Space On Space Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1342301 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Maneuvers For InSight http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">"This will put us in the right place at the right time," said Dan Johnston, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:19:00 +0000 1339131 at http://aviationweek.com ISS Resumes Six Person Operations With Soyuz Crew Arrival http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival <div class="node-body blog-body">"The vehicle is now safely docked to the International Space Station," said Kyle Herring, NASA public affairs officer, positioned in the agency's Mission Control Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival#comments Space On Space Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:01:00 +0000 1336051 at http://aviationweek.com Here's Looking at You.... http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you <div class="node-body blog-body">"The high quality of the EPIC imagery exeeded all of our expectations in resolution," said Adam Szabo, NASA's DSCOVR project scientist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you#comments Space On Space Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:52:00 +0000 1334901 at http://aviationweek.com Dawn Prolongs 2nd Reconnaissance Orbit at Ceres After Orientation Issue http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue <div class="node-body blog-body">Dawn responded as designed by stopping all activities (including thrusting), reconfiguring its systems to safe mode and transmitting a radio signal to request further instructions, said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission director.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:19:00 +0000 1330871 at http://aviationweek.com LORRI’s Latest Image http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" height="592" src="http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/7-8-15_pluto_color_new_nasa-jhuapl-swri.jpg" style="width: 612px; height: 332px;" width="1039" /></p> <p><em>Credit: NASA, JHUAPL, SWRI</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image#comments Blog Space Global On Space Thu, 09 Jul 2015 02:33:00 +0000 1330761 at http://aviationweek.com Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking <div class="node-body blog-body">"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking#comments Space On Space Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:24:00 +0000 1329551 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station <div class="node-body blog-body">"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission Control Center in Houston. "A flawless ride to orbit." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station#comments Space On Space Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:03:00 +0000 1329501 at http://aviationweek.com